Kanab’s annual Balloons & Tunes Festival is on February 14 - 16, 2019. Members of the Canyon Country Quilt Guild chose from half square triangle patterns to create an Opportunity Quilt for the show.

We applaud Jan Smith (l) and Betty Herlacher (r), for spending over six hours on a Saturday figuring out and sewing together all of the finished blocks. The extra blocks were not forgotten as Betty and Jan cleverly created an extra quilt top so all members’ blocks were represented. Betty then went a step further. She hand appliquéd hot air balloons onto the beautiful Grand Canyon scenes!

These two quilts are on display at the Kane County Visitor Center, where you may purchase tickets to win an Opportunity Quilt. Tickets are $1 each or six tickets for $5. Caption and photo by Robin Allen, Historian.